Here's an overview of what we need to help guide you as we get started with your project!
Our Design process consists of 4 steps. We follow each step in every project we complete. We do not move on to the next step until the requirements for each step are completed.
There are 6 vital pieces of information which we need from you in order to begin the first step of the project.
This is where you will store all the information we request from you. It is a secure folder and is only accessible to you and us.
Once we have your information, the design work begins. We'll start by designing your sitemap and move on to creating an idea of how your website will look.
The last step is to set a date and make the website live and ready for your online visitors.
Complete Details of Each Step are Listed Below
1) What We Need To Get Started
- Your Logo
PDF, EPS, or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.
- Hosting Credentials
Your hosting account login and/or your Cpanel username and password. We will also need the login information for your domain names if you've already purchased your domain and have it hosted somewhere other than your current website hosting.
- WordPress Login
An administrator login to your current WordPress site. (if you have a website up already, otherwise skip this)
- Images and Pictures
Current and new images and pictures you'd like for us to use on your new website.
Pages you want in your website including any existing pages you want to keep. Page content (text/verbiage/information) for each page.
- Style Guide
Brand style information, colors, or any specific brand design requirements
Dropbox is an online image and file sharing platform which makes it easy to securely share files with each other during the course of this project. All your important logins and credentials will be uploaded here to keep them secure.
When uploading information to our shared Dropbox folder, be sure to keep copies on your computer. Once we finish the project your folder will be deleted from our Dropbox account and we'll no longer have access to it.
You will be able to upload your information to your secure Dropbox folder. This link was sent to you in the information page that directed you here. The files listed below will help you get started creating the content and gathering pictures for your website.
Done For You Content
Sometimes our clients find it's much easier to work with our copyrighting staff to create the best content for their website. If you'd rather have us write the content for your website, just let us know and we'll get you started with this process.
4) Finishing Your Website & Going Live
As soon as the website is ready to go live, we'll make sure any temporary text, images, or functionality is removed. We'll make a backup copy of your website and save it in a secure cloud location to make sure it's secure.
We'll set a specific date for your website to go live and send you the credentials you need to login once it's read to be viewed. Please make sure you save this information.
If there's any part of the website which you need specific training on, we'll schedule a time for that training to take place.
You'll receive a link to our "moving forward" information which will give you some tips about what to do with your new website as well as information about our website security and maintenance plan.